Cute story about a writer struggling for independence
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review
My main interest in this movie was the story of Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings. She is a writer who is leaving her life to
pursue her writing dreams and find fulfillment in publishing a
Her husband is not interested in her dreams. She decides to
seek solitude in an isolated orange grove in Florida. Little
does she know, this will not be an ideal life. After 30 years of
urban life, she is not prepared for a small Florida town.
After many rejections, Marjorie finally realizes “Gothic
Novels” are not her specialty. Her agent helps her see how
interesting her life actually is and she begins to write about
what she knows best. In the process she falls in love, makes a
best-friend, helps the community by hiring everyone who lives
around her to help remodel her house and fix up her orchard.
Cross Creek is based on the best-selling memoirs of Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings and has some very human moments when you realize
the beauty or ugliness of life. The local business man (Peter
Coyote) who falls in love with her, does something so amazing.
It reminded me of when my father bought my mother her first car.
I only know the story, but the situation is similar. Marjorie of
course is very head strong and not about to take help from
another man. Until she realizes what Norton Bascomb has secretly
Slow-paced movie that is more “cute” than “dramatic.”
Although, there are a few heart-wrenching moments. I thought
they dwelled too long on the party, however the chocolate cake
sure did look good!
Only view this movie if you have chocolate cake in the
house! Preferably decorated with candied orange slices.
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